Major Independent Awards Goes Online Amid COVID crisis in 2020

‘This crisis is an opportunity to connect easily during an online festival than ever before’

The Independent Awards of the Barcelona International Film Festival has announced its event will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival will feature digital screenings, panels, filmmaker Q&As and more:

  • Online screenings and exhibitions
  • Professional Talks
  • Lively filmmaker conversations
  • Digital networking activities
  • Worldwide digital press coverage
  • Social media and online push with high-quality content
  • Performances
  • Glamorous Awards Night Online Event

The 2020 Barcelona International Film Festival (#BIFF2020) will go all virtual, the Independent Awards event will have a online festival week because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Facing the current coronavirus outbreak, important festivals are trying new methods and teaming up to bring something fresh. For instance, Cannes, Venice, the Berlinale, Sundance and Tribeca are among 20 international festivals offering viewers worldwide online film festivals since May 2020 in different efforts as “We Are One: A Global Film Festival”

For the first time in the awards’ history, major top film awards, went virtual with the aid of multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, with winners from all over the world via livestream. The Independent Awards of the Barcelona International Film Festival will see over 100 films getting virtual premieres, with several films having a particular time of screening and additional elements like question and answer rounds, streamyard lives and zoom meetings.

The virtual version of the #BIFF2020 will also bring a wide range of digital talks and activities for filmmakers and audience.

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A real online film festival experience, in order to make this year’s event as safe and enjoyable as possible, the Barcelona International Film Festival will be held virtually and this year’s festival will be the most accessible yet.

Be part of this film festival represents a unique opportunity to connect and enjoy digital screenings, panels, filmmaker Q&As, musical performances, and some of the most exclusive and original content of the professional and independent film industry.

The Barcelona International Film Festival, The Independent Awards is open for submissions via Filmfreeway. Visit the website for more details.

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